The genetics and genomics of the silkworm, Bombyx mori.

@article{Goldsmith2005TheGA,
  title={The genetics and genomics of the silkworm, Bombyx mori.},
  author={Marian R Goldsmith and T. Shimada and Hiroaki Abe},
  journal={Annual review of entomology},
  year={2005},
  volume={50},
  pages={
          71-100
        }
}
We review progress in applying molecular genetic and genomic technologies to studies in the domesticated silkworm, Bombyx mori, highlighting its use as a model for Lepidoptera, and in sericulture and biotechnology. Dense molecular linkage maps are being integrated with classical linkage maps for positional cloning and marker-assisted selection. Classical mutations have been identified by a candidate gene approach. Cytogenetic and sequence analyses show that the W chromosome is composed largely… 

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